06
Jul

Here’s looking at you, Hinche

Today we will finish post-op clinic and leave Hinche for Port-au-Prince.

This week has been more relaxed than the past two, but we still have kept busy running post-op clinic, organizing the supplies we plan to donate to Hospital St. Therese, discharging the remaining couple of patients on the wards, calling post-op patients from 2014 and 2015 who didn’t already return to clinic and laboriously completing all documentation (some things you can’t escape). Because Hospital St. Therese has no functioning electronic medical record system or wifi available in the hospital, we have used paper charts to document all aspects of patient care. Amazingly, we have managed to keep track of all of the patient charts!

One of our greatest accomplishments this year has been reaching patients for follow-up from previous years. We had 19 patients that returned to our clinic from previous years and we were able to reach several more over the phone. It has been rewarding to see these patients return to clinic–some from hours away–fully recovered and grateful for the care they received.

Until next time, Hinche!

 

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eating dinner with Dr Rony, our in country director for Project Medishare

eating dinner with Dr Rony, our in country director for Project Medishare

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with a follow-up patient from last year

with a follow-up patient from last year

saying goodbye to our fantastic translators for the past month: Des, Zombie and Jean Mitial

saying goodbye to our fantastic translators for the past month: Des, Zombie and Jean Mitial

 

Hinche Cherie

Hinche Cherie

Emory Medishare